Daisy Model 179 (Spittin' Image)

Colt 1873 Single Action Army (44 cal)

Daisy Model 179 Spittin' Image
Replica Of:
Colt 1873 Single Action Army (44 cal)
Made In:
177, steel BBs, 12-shot spring magazine
Air Source:
Spring catapult system
Certificate of Authenticity
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.1, 10.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black,  plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.5, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:

Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed (groove)
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB):
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1960 - 1985 (no safety); 1992 - 1996 (w/safety), 700 guns manufactured in 2005 from 1996 parts
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: The Daisy 179 copies the outward appearance of the Colt 1873 SAA very well. This is not a CO2-powered gun, but rather uses the hammer spring to knock (or catapult) the BB out of the gun. This specimen of the Model 179 was manufactured in 2005 from 1996 parts and offered for sale by the Daisy Museum. A certificate of authenticity verifies that it was one of 700 Daisy 179's made and sold this way. Daisy began manufacturing the Model 179 in 1960 and sold millions of them over the years.  The gun is very low powered and not very accurate, but it satisfied the desire of young boys all over the world to own a Western six-shooter. If you were born between 1945 and 1955 in the U.S., chances are good that you owned one of these guns as a boy. These guns are now very collectible and this special model is one of the rarest ever produced.

"All About Airguns" by Tom Gaylord on Daisy 179
Pyramyd Air Report on Daisy 179



Right Profile:
Front View: This model incorporates a safety located just above the trigger.
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings:
Loading BBs: BBs are loaded into the spring-tensioned magazine by pulling back on the follower. The magazine will hold 12 BBs.

Packaging: A Certificate of Authenticity from the Daisy Museum states that this is one of only 700 Model 179 pistols made in this series in 2005 from parts manufactured in 1996. These were the last Daisy Model 179 pistols ever made.



 Copyright 2006